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>>> the scandal grows p. the head of scotland yard resigns on the same day. >>> the new mystery surrounding casey anthony. where is she after walking out of jail now a free woman? >>> and sudden death. an exhilarating women's world >>> and sudden death. an exhilarating women's world cup decided on the final kick. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. the growing fallout from great britain's newspaper phone hacking scandal gained new momentum today, claiming two major figures. including scotland yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie
. tonight, scotland yard's lead investigator says there may be as many as 4,000 victims in the case against rupert murdoch's media empire and among them, former prime minister gordon brown who says his family's privacy was violated by a story that hit very close to home. stephanie goss has the report from london. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son has cystic fibrosis. now brown questions the methods the paper used to get that information
reportedly invited the duke and duchess of cambridge on a family vacation in balmoral scotland. the queen is looking forward to spending quality time with kate to get to know her better. it's the first time kate has been invited to the balmoral estate. the queen and duke of edd edinborough usually spend time there in september. >>> the u.s. women's soccer team with a heartbreaking loss to japan. in the shootout, a near miss by the u.s. and clutch scoring by japan sealed the american women's fate as japan won the shootout 4-2 to win the world cup. after the game, star forward abby wambach tipped her cap to japan, but she was understandably frustrated at the outcome. >> obviously, it's not what we wanted. we wanted a gold medal. we wanted to bring the cup home. seems like the japanese team had nerves of steel. their keeper makes a couple good saves on our penalties, and that's the difference. >> meanwhile, japan is celebrating its first ever women's world cup title. the victory is seen as an emotional boost for japan, which is still dealing with the damage and devastation from that earthqua
officers for information. scotland yard is already investigating allegations that they hacked into the voicemails of murder victims, families of fallen soldiers, celebrities, and politicians. >>> groupon is now getting more personal. they announced they'll collect more information about its users. it sent e-mails about the privacy policy change to its 83 million users this weekend. groupon will share collected information with other businesses in an effort to bring you more relevant deals, it says. it named the travel website expedia as one business partner that allows it to offer users more categories for coupons. some analysts say the privacy policy change is one step in groupon becoming a public company. >>> if you've walked around outdoors in the middle of the day in the washington area, you know it's been a hot summer. now the area's oppressive heat and stifling humidity have earned the nation's capital a dubious honor. the weather channel has ranked washington, d.c., the sixth hottest city in the country. and we've been ranked the hottest city in the northeast. we found
as scotland. >> we adore them and we just happened to be hire at tere at t time. >> we watched the wedding and we heard they were coming to l.a. >> reporter: southern california is the couple's only stop during their three day u.s. visit. though elton john and david and victor i can't remember beckham have homes here, they'll stay at the british council general's mansion in hancock park where they were welcomed friday night by top state and city leaders. next on the agenda, prince william plays in a clarity polo match in santa barbara, then they'll help promote the british film industry at a black tie event for the british academy of film and television arts. jina kim, nbc news, beverly hills. >>> coming up on 16 after the hour. a little polo, hollywood time. i would imagine there will be a lot of celeb brrity visiting. >> and do you let him win? some people say yes. i say you'll be wren written down in the record books if you beat him. anyway, we have plenty of sunshine coming our way. we'll talk about all the detail -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in t
sunday in connection with scotland yards' investigation into the allegations of hacking and bribery. federal authorities have made arrests in at least three states in connection with the investigation of a computer hacking group that calls itself anonymous. among those arrests is a contract ploy of at&t who's accused of using his access to acquire information and post it online in file sharing sites. >>> now to the hot weather, it's stirred up some storms across the region. doug's in the weather center with a look at what neighbors are getting hit and at this extreme heat that's only going to get worse. >> it's going to get a lot worse out is there, jim. we have high temperatures that reach 97 degrees in the district so far. 94 with a heat index of 100. some areas are getting relief. most of those in maryland, now even parts of virginia starting to see some relief in the form of a thunderstorm warning. this is for washington county into maryland. frederick county into maryland as well as jefferson county, west virginia as well as louden county, northwestern portions of louden county
be looking into allegations that the tabloid routinely paid police officers for information. scotland yard is already investigating allegations that journalists at the paper hacked into the voicemails of murder victims, families of fallen soldiers, celebrities, and politicians. 6:27 is the time right now. debt ceiling talks at a stand still. we'll tell you the main sticking points congressional leaders can't seem to agree on. these sweet honey clustery things have fiber? fiber one. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? uh, try the number one! i've never heard of that. [ wife ] it's great. it's a sweet honey cereal, you'll love it. yeah, this is pretty good. are you guys alright? yeah. [ male announcer ] half a days worth of fiber. not that anyone has to know. fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to gei
of the world" employees. scotland yard says release of evidence could jeopardize their investigation. "news of the world" shut down amidst the allegation they hacked into the phones of celebrities, crime victims and even the prime minister. stephanie gosk has the story from london. >> reporter: the tabloid "news of the world" is finished, but the allegations keep coming in. today british media says former prime minister gordon brown is accusing the "sunday times," another murdoch paper of illegally pursuing private medical and financial information about him and his family. there are also reports that a member of the royal protection guard responsible for the royal family security sold a list of phone numbers to the "news of the world." >> these things we're hearing are absolutely appalling. and what people need to know is that i'm determined we will get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: there are already signs that the expanding crisis is affecting news course business. today the prime minister nick clay called on rupert murdoch to back down on his deal to merge with a british tv network
for information. scotland yard is already investigating allegations that journalists at the paper hacked into the voicemails of murder victims, families of fallen soldiers, celebrities, and politicians. >>> the social coupon site groupon wants to make its new rules on privacy public. it announced it's collecting personal information about users and sharing it with other businesses. groupon says the goal is to offer more relevant deals in more categories. for instance, if a person uses groupon and expedia, the travel website will also know your buying habits. some analysts say that privacy change is one step in groupon becoming a public company. ♪ >>> a local rock venue is one of the best in the country. billboard ranked the 9:30 club in northwest washington as the second hottest club and the second most influential club in north america. the company created the ranking based on box office sales and reviews from top concert promoters. billboard ranked new york's bowebow ry ballroom the most influential and the vegas hard rock as the hottest. >>> get ready for another scorcher out there
's brought out royal watchers from as far away as scotland. >> we adore them and we just happened to be here at the right time. >> we watched the royal wedding and then we started planning because we heard that they were coming to l.a. >> reporter: southern california is the couple's only stop during their visit, though elton john and david and victoria beckham have homes here, they'll stay at the british council general's mansion in hancock park where they were welcomed friday night by top state and city leaders. next on the agenda, prince william plays in a clarity polo match in santa barbara, and then they'll help promote the british film industry at a black tie event for the british academy of film and television arts. gjengina kim, nbc news, beverly hills. >> they would told me some folks were paying as muches as $60,000 to get a chance to play polo with the prince. could you imagine? >> if you've got the money, great. and you're not going to have that opportunity very often. >> you can play with me for a lot less. a lot less. and i'll bring the drinks and hot dogs. just invite me. for
. scotland yard investigators say there may be as many as 4,000 victims in the hacking scandals done by murdoch's papers. >> i think it's something like 3,778 names, first and second names in the database. >> we were unable to spread the inquiry further with news international because of their refusal to cooperate more broadly. >> actor hugh grant was one of the targets in the phone hacking scandal. he talked about the latest backlash toward murdoch this morning on the "today" show. >> he had the power through his papers to get them elected and his paper knew, you know, dirty details about details about individual mps, so they were unwilling to take him on. up until three weeks ago, all politicians in our country were sucking up to rupert murdoch and drinking champagne on his lawn in the summer country. so it's kind of comical that the today they're all competing to say he's a terrible person. >> murdoch is scheduled to testify before parliament next tuesday. he shut down his tabloid, "news of the world" publication last week, among allegations that it hacked people's cell phones for
be a more down to earth affair. the latest on that ceremony from scotland coming up. >>> are you ready to return to the '80s? >> i still live in the '80s. >> we're really going to take you back because we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a big summer concert. >> journey out on the plaza. they're going to be performing on what is a stage that is still drying out from overnight rain. we're happy about that. see them in our 8:30 half hour. >>> let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis in washington. kelly o'donnell has been covering this story. she's got the latest this morning. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, ann. from delayed to potentially derailed, is that where we are this morning? hours and hours went by overnight when house speaker john boehner and his leadership team were trying to get a handful of their own members to go along, to come together on a solution to raise the debt ceiling and to cut spending. but they are nowhere. so now we know that all the republican house members will meet this morning to try to find a way out. >> it's time for so
that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace's phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: stevenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations, their failure to notify victims, including actor hugh grant, who is now suing the department. meanwhile, rebecca brooks, the former head of the newspaper arm was the latest person to be arrested. her spokesman says she was asked to come in for questioning on sunday, but did not know she would be arrested. brooks resigned from her executive position at "news corps" friday, the same day les00ton, washer of "the wall street journal" resigned. the resignations and brooks' arrest some sa
for scotland yard gave testimony that shows how big this scandal has become. they say they have a list of 4,000 potential victims and additional 5,000 phone numbers that need to be analyzed and so far they've only notified 170 people. with daily accusations piling up and the list of high-profile targets including a former prime minister and the royal family, growing longer and longer, british parliament has decided it wants to hear directly from those in charge. rupert murdock, his son james, chief execive, and executive prebekaa brooks, has been asked to testify next week in front of parliament. >> what's really interesting is that until now, rupe rupert mur was confident that all parties are going to support him. now they're all turning against him. >> reporter: murdoch shut down the "news of the world" because of what was described as toxic culture. but the company is fighting back against allegations involving two of the other papers, "the sun" and "the sunday times." they wanted to get a 2006 article about his child's cystic fi breaux says, suggesting their methods may have been illega
records. even so, scotland yard is investigating all of the accusations and is casting a wide net. pop singer george michael says he's being called in for questioning after a number of tweets he posted about rebecca brooks me said in one of them that she told him that almost all ofheir information comes directly from police. in a later tweet he said that police received, quote, a nice little wad of cash for the service. ann? >> this story just keeps on growing. thank you so much. >>> 7:09. here's matt. >> ann, thanks very much. now to washington and the heat that president obama and congressional leaders are under to reach a deal on slashing the budget deficit. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with the latest on this. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. good to see you, too. president obama will meet with congressional leaders again today. the two sides still very much deadlocked. and the clock is ticking. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: with the deadline looming, president obama and congressional leaders met monday for a third time but they're still struggli
been four high-profile resignations, including the top brass of scotland yard, and ten arrests. each new day drops a new bombshell. on monday, it was the death of sean hoare, the first journalist to go on the record pointing the finger directly at former "news of the world" editor andy colson accusing him of actively encouraging phone hacking. police say his death is unexplained, but not suspicious. and in an ironic twist, the company accused of hacking got hacked themselves. murdoch's son paper had to quickly remove this fake headline on its paper last night. today's story makes no mention of parliament or their boss, rupert murdoch. the questioning is expected to take about three hours, but don't expect any detailed answers to direct questions about phone hacking. all three have said they will not answer questions that could in some way jeopardize the ongoing criminal investigation. matt? >> all right. stephanie gosk in london this morning. stephanie, thanks so much. michael wolff is the author of "the man who owns the news: inside the secret world of rupert murdoch." he is also th
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